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The Difference: Pupil Exclusion and Alternative Provision

Classroom teachers should not be alone and unsupported in making the difference to pupils at risk of exclusion. A new report is out today, launching “The Difference”, a new programme to place mainstream teachers in Alternative Provision where they will receive support and development so they can better support the most vulnerable young people in …

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Pupil behaviour: Inclusion or exclusion units – naughty or troubled?

Around the country, schools-within-schools, educate or guard the challenged and challenging. Sometimes they’re called ‘inclusion units’, sometimes ‘exclusion units’, sometimes more zappily ‘learning zones’. In one school I knew (let’s call it Oakwood), it was across the road, staffed by teachers considered hard-core enough to manage the toughest of the tough. I’ve often discussed with …

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